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Dirt Hugger, Dallesport

Air Quality Notice of Construction application

Aug. 5, 2019 - Sept. 4, 2019

Dirt Hugger is an existing compost facility located at 111 E Rockland Rd, in Dallesport in Klickitat County. The proposed action is the expansion of the facility to process up to 62,700 tons per year of feedstock, to update the order to reflect current operational practices, and to permit four diesel engines as stationary sources. Air contaminant emissions will include criteria air pollutants and toxic air pollutants.

The Notice of Construction (NOC) Approval Order specifies the facility’s air quality regulatory requirements as conditions, emission limits, and work practices. Ecology has determined this proposal satisfies the requirements of RCW 70.94.152 and WAC 173-400. Ecology expects to approve this project, and invites the public to comment. The public may request a public hearing. The request must include a reason for the request and why a public hearing is needed. Ecology will hold a public hearing if there is significant public interest.

Written comments on the proposed action are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2019

View project related documents at the links below. Paper copies are also available at Ecology's Central Regional Office located at 1250 W Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903.   To learn if there are additional records for this project, contact Ecology’s Public Records Office.

Para asistencia en español: preguntas@ecy.wa.gov o 360-407-6876

This notice was posted on Aug. 5, 2019.


A notice of construction permit is required before installing a new source of air pollution or modifying an existing source of air pollution.  This permit is sometimes called a "pre-construction permit" because a business must have one before starting construction or operating their business.

A notice of construction air permit limits the amount of air pollutants a business can emit.

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Ryan Vicente
1250 W Alder Street
Union Gap, WA 98903
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Ryan Vicente, Environmental Engineer
1250 W Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903

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